How to learn on this blog

You are here because you want to learn astrology. On this blog, there is a large and growing number of posts on many topics in astrology, aimed at different levels of learning requiring varying amounts of background information. Where exactly to start your learning, and how to acquire a cohesive and meaningful repertoire of knowledge? This special post will show you how.


There are two essential tools you need to analyze horoscopes. One is the ephemeris, and the other is a horoscope charting program. This post tells you how and where to get them.

23 Jan 2024

There are three essential topics in astrology that you want to start with when you learn astrology.The first is zodiac signs, the second is the planets (including the Sun and Moon), and third is aspects or interactions between planets. You can get to the essence of anyone’s personality with these foundational horoscope elements. The list […]

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29 Sep 2022

Everyone knows their Sun sign, and I mean everyone, not just astrologers. But very few know their Moon sign. That’s something isn’t it? Got me wondering about how we could be blind to our Moon energies unless we went looking for it. And when we finally do find out what our Moon sign is, it […]

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6 Jun 2022

In 1947, a reputed astrologer named C.E.O. Carter wrote a compact book titled “Essays on the Foundation of Astrology”, packing it with a great deal of insight. In this post I want to highlight his particularly unusual takes on the functioning of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mercury It is true that a well-placed Mercury points […]

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14 May 2021

There is a correspondence between planets and signs, based on some core similarities in their natures. This correspondence is formulated in terms of the planet ruling the sign. It is important to know that the significations of a planet are not one-to-one identical with those of the signs it rules, only that there are similarities […]

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11 May 2021

Pluto, the last stop in our journey through the planetary space, is a force to reckon with. Belying its small size, it punches well above its weight. Pluto’s orbital period is 248 years. That would imply roughly 20 years in each sign, but due to its elliptic orbit, there is considerable variation. It is fastest […]

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6 May 2021

Neptune take a very long time to circle around the Sun, a good 165 years. This is double that of Uranus which spends about 7 years in a sign, but Neptune sticks around for about 14 years in each sign. This makes it truly generational. As with Uranus, Neptune’s influence on an individual horoscope is […]

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